Shape and Color Sorter

Shape and Color Sorter

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Item #: 001211
Grades: PK-2

Product Description:

Another great idea - and product - from Lauri! There are 25 brightly colored shapes to sort onto the board. The board is made from the same crepe rubber as the shapes, and has five pegs, so you can sort either by the five different shapes, or five different colors. This could also be used to teach shapes to blind children. The pieces are thick, ideal for smaller children. Activity guide included.

Publisher Description:

From basic pegging to the challenges of sorting by shape and color, little ones love this time-tested favorite. Inviting, chunky, colorful shapes-bumpy on one side smooth on the other-slide over 2 5/8" pegs on the 11 1/2" sorting board. The Shape & Color Sorter promotes finger dexterity, hand-eye coordination and sorting skills. The Lauri crepe rubber pieces are washable for years of safe, quiet play.

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study. The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use. Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now


There will be families who are very thankful for the appearance of this curriculum; for years it's seemed as though classical education and special needs might be incompatible. Then comes Cheryl Swope who just...does it. Not only did she start walking down the classical path with her special needs twins, but she quickly realized that it was the very best possible educational path for them. The combination of systematic repetition, language skills emphasis, gracious implementation and quality content has reaped amazing results, transforming their challenging lives into those with meaningful expressions of beauty and service.

Simply Classical Curriculum, written by Mrs. Swope, is essentially a set of lesson plans coupled with a choice reading list that moves gradually into some of the Memoria Press curriculum products (i.e. First Start Reading and Classical Phonics) as well as other early level curriculum products (i.e. Rod & Staff preschool workbooks). A quick look at these lesson plans might cause you to conclude that it is simply a typical classical program slooooowed way down. You're not exactly wrong, but you're not exactly right either. It's rather that the possibility of slowing way down is built into the lessons. The daily collection of lessons - rich in quality literature - progress slowly and surely through the process of laying a very solid foundation in classical learning. The plans/program offers 10 key features:

  • - The rich, beautiful content of a classical Christian education
  • - A slower pace with ample review
  • - An emphasis on books with elegant illustrations to cultivate a taste for excellence
  • - A multi-sensory presentation of material
  • - Oral language components
  • - Skills checklists
  • - Integration across subjects
  • - Themed levels
  • - A trivium approach
  • - Socratic questioning

Introductory information for each level includes a program overview, readiness assessment, FAQs concerning where to begin, list of read-aloud books, supply list, brief teacher notes, and a week-by-week chart for recitation and memory work. The detailed readiness assessment for each level covers language, cognitive ability, emotional development, fine-motor skills, and gross motor skills and is followed by a set of skills in each area to develop during this level of the program.

Other than making sure you have read-alouds and supplies for the day, prep is practically nil. The four-days-a-week, weekly lesson plans provide a daily checklist with specific tasks in each of several areas such as calendar, alphabet/numbers, and motor skills. In levels B and C, Simply Classical Crafts is incorporated into the arts/crafts tasks. Opening and closing the learning period with prayer is not only encouraged but prompted with suggestions for prayers to learn. There are 34 weeks of plans plus eight weeks of review. 110 - 180 pgs, pb.

The Core Curriculum Packages include the Curriculum Manual (Lesson Plans) plus books/workbooks used throughout the year. The Read Aloud Packages include all the books used as read alouds for the year. The Supply Packages are a collection of school supplies that are needed to complete the program. ~ Janice




Category Description for Simply Classical Curriculum Level A:

Classical curriculum for special needs students. The theme for Level A is Readiness, Rhythm and Rhyme. The program uses a classical, multisensory educational approach to teach a love of books, listening, attention, language, songs & prayers, numbers, colors and shapes. Daily components include prayer, calendar, recitation, alphabet lesson, number lesson, literature/poetry, oral language, fine motor/pre-writing, gross motor/coordination, and enrichment or therapies. Language, cognitive ability,social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills are assessed. Approximate mental age for this level is 2-3.




Primary Subject
Early Learning
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
2
EAN
700239021141
Format
Other
Brand Name
Lauri
Weight
0.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
3.75" x 13.0" x 2.38"
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thought this would be good for my toddler and my 3 month old.
Sarah F on Mar 1, 2019
We are long time Lauri toy fans. This one is right where my littlest kiddo is, learning colors and shapes. What fun to learn them this way. Plus, it's something he can play with while I am working with his big sister's schoolwork.
Melissa W on Oct 27, 2015
thought this would be good for my toddler and my 3 month old.
Sarah F on Mar 1, 2019
This item was recommended for use with my preschool curriculum program from Memoria Press.
Loretta P on Sep 30, 2016
We are long time Lauri toy fans. This one is right where my littlest kiddo is, learning colors and shapes. What fun to learn them this way. Plus, it's something he can play with while I am working with his big sister's schoolwork.
Melissa W on Oct 27, 2015
This item was recommended for use with my preschool curriculum program from Memoria Press.
Loretta P on Sep 30, 2016
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I gave this to our 2yo dd for her birthday a few weeks ago She LOVES it! As soon as we opened it she played with it for 30 minutes straight It's designed great; she can insert and remove the pegs and shapes by herself She is already recognizing shapes and colors! I didn't realize the similarity between this and the Toddler Tote which I gave her a few months ago But she does play differently with them and uses them both all the time
November 9, 2011

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